Do you know where electricity comes from in your state? Depending on its location, energy can come from sources as different as nuclear power and the wind. Throw in coal in most states, hydroelectric sources in others, and you get a complex energy stew.
Choose Energy® analysts use the latest data from the U.S. Energy Information Administration to compile the January 2021 Electricity Generation Report. It details the energy recipe for each state using numbers from October 2020.
The data delivered some expected results. West Virginia depends heavily on coal, for example. It also reveals some surprising ones. Vermont gets more than 20 percent of its power from solar means. Continue for more from the January 2021 Electricity Generation Report.
How the states stack up
It figures that Texas produces the greatest share of the country’s electricity at about 12.3 percent. There’s a reason that the Texas oilman is such a cliché.